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When generations share stories

Stories, new experiences, new people and a new perspective on life are essential at all stages of life. Studies in neuroscience, shed light on the transformational impact on the brain when different generations interact. My recent visit to a well known old age home left me wanting for more inter generation interactions. This isn’t a radical idea – when two generations…

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The messages we continue to send ..

A side by side comparison of September 2016 issue of two magazines, and the light it sheds on everything we are doing wrong with the messages that are send out to girls and women.     Below is designer, Katherine Young’s vision on how the Girls’ Life cover could do better, by focusing more on empowering and inspiring girls:  

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Tall man

This message has been floating around, for a while: ” We sent a delegation of 117 sportsmen to the Rio Olympics.  They returned with 2 medals. There was widespread media coverage . There was no shortage of sponsors . Why even Sachin was on call ! Compare that with the Rio Paralympics . We sent a delegation of 19 . That’s right –…

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The impossible can happen

In ‘Where to invade next’ Moore travels through Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Portugal and Tunisia to pick “flowers” of established processes & ideas that can enrich societal life – education, citizen welfare, equal rights, healthcare, law , public facilities etc. Most of the facts presented in this documentary have been circulated in media before, nonetheless what is…

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The colours we have put out there

Blues music has tones of high yaller , yaller, high brown, vaseline brown, seal brown, low brown and dark brown. We’ve got an eye for speckled red, piano red, high red,high brown, dugla, light skin, trini white and high brown. But oh brother, even with music, we got  it all so wrong.